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.com/giants. >> the clock is winding down for people on the east coast to prepare for hurricane sandy. expected to come ashore tonight. there's potential for flooding and power outages that could affect millions. >> conditions along the coast have been steadily getting worse. >> the ocean is angry right now and we're going to see a storm surge. >> sandy is massive. hurricane force winds extend out 175 miles from the storm's eye. >> look at these huge waves up to 40 feet. that's why we're so concerned. >> officials say time is running out to get to safety. >> you better do what they say. the ocean shows you no mercy. >> as hurricane sandy moves in, many folks in beach areas have moved out. mandatory evacuation warnings. many wondering how much damage this storm will do. >> i don't think people are as prepared as they should be. >> mary lives near the beach and her brother is a meteorologist. >>> officials predict a storm surge of 11 feet. >> mandatory evacuation. >> 375,000 new yorkers have been ordered to evacuate. >> we have two little kids so pack all of our stuff and leave. >> new york's subway and
lawrence, who has been tracking sandy this morning. >> been watching it all afternoon. a lot of flooding. sandy continuing to move through. not only that, producing tons of snow in the mountains. we'll have more on that and the possibility of rain on halloween coming up. >> just overnight load work could slow you down including 101 through palo alto. we have more brake lights throughout the east bay. we'll show you more on your tuesday morning drive coming up. >> while sandy is no longer classified as a hurricane it's causing major problems in a wide swath of the northeast. sandy is now connected to the deaths of 16 people in the u.s. an estimated 6.2 million homes and businesses are currently without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. ines ferre has more on the wrath of sandy. >> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding the coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the yea
and repairs continue this morning as victims of the super storm sandy are making plans to put their lives back in order. it's going to take months for the east coast to recover from sandy. at least 55 people are dead from the storm, more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power downing from 8.5 million at the worst. the total cost could be $50 billion. cbs reporter ines ferre is in new york where the recovery is under way. >> reporter: the storm has moved from the shore but devastation is obvious. homes buried or destroyed, boats toss add shore. >> very difficult day. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing new jersey residents. a tidal surge up the hackensack river pushed water up in a matter of minutes. >> within a matter of minutes the basement was flooded. we are just waiting for the rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you goin
they turned around. that's nice. >>> the east coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some new york city subways believe it or not are rolling once again. also today, laguardia airport has reopened. but power problems persist with more than 5 million still without electricity. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three
. >>> grim news from the east coast this morning. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. two of the victims were young children found on staten island three days after being swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines frustrating drivers in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun to cut in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston reports that gas is also hard to find on the jersey shore. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands o
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